Irismist debates the parentage of Moth Flight.
Hello Blogclan! I am Irismist, and this is my first ever article!
The topic of Moth Flight’s parentage has haunted me ever since I read about Moth Flight in ‘Secrets of the Clans’. As everybody knows (or thinks they know), Moth Flight’s mother is Wind Runner and her father is Gorse Fur. Now, when I was reading Secrets of the Clans, there is the scene where Moth Flight follows the feather (or moth is her super edition), and a twoleg monster comes racing toward her. Being a good father, Gorse Fur races across the Thunderpath and pushes her out of the path of the monster, just avoiding being hit by the monster himself. Now a direct quote from the book,
“(Wind Runner) sped across the Thunderpath. She was furious. Gorse Fur was not only her deputy; he was the father of her kits.”
Stop! Isn’t Moth Flight one of those kits? Remember how in Firestar’s leadership ceremony, and almost every leadership ceremony, how he got the life to protect his clan as a mother would protect her kits? Even from what we just read, does it sound like Wind Runner(star) is going to walk over and like a worried mother ask if both her mate and kit are all right?! *Resume*
“‘Mouse-brain!’ Windstar growled at the white warrior. ‘Star-gazing, feather-watching, hollow-headed mouse-brain! You could’ve been killed-You both could’ve been killed!” … ” ‘Follow your feathers, stuff your head with clouds, eat nothing but berries for all I care! … You must go.’ Mothflight’s face fell. ‘But I belong to Windclan!’ ‘This is your punishment, Moth Flight.’ Windstar eyes were as cold as the north wind.”
So basically, Windstar exiles her daughter from the clan for almost killing herself! What a nice mother! She might be giving Rainflower a run for her money when it comes to worst parent.
Now, back to the whole part about them not being related. Let’s look at Moth Flight. Her description is soft, white fur with stormy green eyes. Windstar has light brown fur, and her mate, Gorse Fur, is a gray tabby. There is no white between them, and their parents are unknown, so we can’t research further into that. Both of her parents are described as lithe, but Moth Flight was known for bringing berries and leaves to camp and daydreaming while on patrol. Even Leafpool went on hunting patrols during her last few moons in the old forest. For goodness’s sake, Cinderpelt, hurt leg and all, went on hunting patrols and managed to catch a mouse or two. What I’m trying to say is, it is very unlikely that Moth Flight would be so incompetent that she couldn’t catch any prey when she had Windclan’s first two leaders for parents, even if she was supposed to be a medicine cat.
It’s been a while since I’ve read Dawn of the Clans, and if I get enough ideas in the comments about who her parents might be, I will do a Part 2, theory edition, where I will write about her possible other parents and why it would make sense. Thanks for reading, and never forget to stay calm, and read Warriors!